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Radiant Lite Photography — Beginner guide to digital photography Philip K. Dick Bibliography · It's all about his books Into the Wardrobe - a C. S. Lewis web site Philip K. Dick Bibliography Philip K. Dick's World The Lucky Dog Pet Shop in Berkeley When I see these stories of mine, written over three decades, I think of the Lucky Dog Pet Store. There's a good reason for that. Philip K. His house on Francisco st in Berkeley (then and now) House were he lived in the late 50'. His house in San Rafael House (left and right images) in San Raphael, CA where PKD lived from 1968 to 1972 where the events that inspired in "A Scanner Darkly" took place. The Record store where he worked in Berkeley Rasputin Music, formerly University Music, record store on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley where PKD worked as a clerc. Scenery from the novel Confessions of a Crap Artist Discover the places described in the mainstream novel "Confessions of a Crap Artist" including the house where PKD lived in Point Reyes Station, CA

Literature.org - The Online Literature Library Scriptorium - Philip K. Dick By Richard Behrens & Allen B. Ruch Philip K. Dick was a complex man about whom many things can be said. Immensely talented, he was arguably a genius; and yet he was deeply troubled all his life. But perhaps above all, Philip K. But Dick had little presentiment that he would one day have such an audience. So it’s not hard to imagine that Dick himself would be shocked to find that in the two decades after his death in 1982, his popularity has only increased. The reason why Philip K. Highly personal and occasionally quite idiosyncratic, Philip K. Philip Kindred Dick was born in Chicago on December 16, 1928 along with a twin sister named Jane Charlotte Dick. The changing information which we experience as world is an unfolding narrative. In this sad demonstration of his obsession with his dead twin, Dick also cleverly reveals the motive and methods of his own writing process. Dick’s parents divorced when he was six. As a teenager, Philip K. The Man In The High Castle earned Philip K.

Daniel Defoe Daniel Defoe (/ˌdænjəl dɨˈfoʊ/; c. 1660 – 24 April 1731),[1] born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain, and, along with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.[2] Early life[edit] Daniel Foe (his original name) was probably born in the parish of St. Education[edit] Business career[edit] Defoe entered the world of business as a general merchant, dealing at different times in hosiery, general woollen goods and wine. Writing[edit] Pamphleteering and prison[edit] — Defoe's The True-Born Englishman, 1701

Thomas Pennant Thomas Pennant (14 June O.S. 1726 – 16 December 1798) was a Welsh naturalist, traveller, writer and antiquarian. He was born and lived his whole life at his family estate, Downing Hall near Whitford, Flintshire in Wales. As a naturalist he had a great curiosity, observing the geography, geology, plants, animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish around him and recording what he saw and heard about. He wrote acclaimed books including British Zoology, the History of Quadrupeds, Arctic Zoology and Indian Zoology although he never travelled further afield than continental Europe. He knew and maintained correspondence with many of the scientific figures of his day. Family background[edit] Downing Hall, Pennant's lifelong home The Pennants were a family of Welsh gentry from the parish of Whitford, Flintshire, who had built up a modest estate at Bychton by the seventeenth century. Interests[edit] Scientific work and publications[edit] Early works[edit] Tours in Scotland[edit] Later works[edit]

Celia Fiennes Claimed to be "the only permanent memorial in the whole country to the memory of Celia Fiennes",[1] this "Waymark" stands in No Man's Heath, Cheshire Pioneering traveller[edit] Fiennes never married. In 1691 she moved to London, where she had a married sister. Tours and memoirs[edit] She had worked up her notes into a travel memoir in 1702, which she never published, intending it for family reading. Robert Southey published extracts in 1812, and the first complete edition appeared in 1888 under the title Through England on a Side Saddle. Fiennes was interested in anything new, in innovations, bustling towns, the newly fashionable spa towns such as Bath and Harrogate, and in commerce. Fiennes saw many of the finest baroque English country houses while they were still under construction. References[edit] The Journeys of Celia Fiennes. External links[edit]

William Gilpin (clergyman) William Gilpin (4 June 1724 – 1804) was an English artist, Anglican cleric, schoolmaster and author, best known as one of the originators of the idea of the picturesque. Gilpin was born in Cumberland, the son of Captain John Bernard Gilpin, a soldier and amateur artist. From an early age he was an enthusiastic sketcher and collector of prints, but while his brother Sawrey Gilpin became a professional painter, William opted for a career in the church, graduating from Queen's College, Oxford in 1748. While still at Oxford, Gilpin anonymously published A Dialogue upon the Gardens ... at Stow in Buckinghamshire (1748). Part guidebook to Stowe, part essay on aesthetics, this shows that Gilpin had already begun to develop his ideas on the picturesque. After working as curate, Gilpin became master, and from 1755 headmaster, at Cheam School. In contrast to other contemporary travel writers, such as Thomas Pennant, Gilpin included little history, and few facts or anecdotes.

Gerald of Wales Gerald of Wales (c. 1146 – c. 1223), also known as Gerallt Gymro in Welsh or Giraldus Cambrensis in Latin, archdeacon of Brecon, was a medieval clergyman and chronicler of his times. Born ca. 1146 at Manorbier Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales, he was of mixed Norman and Welsh descent; he is also known as Gerald de Barri. Early life[edit] Gerald was son of William FitzOdo de Barry (or Barri), the common ancestor of the Barry family in Ireland and one of the most powerful Anglo-Norman barons in Wales at that time.[1] He was a maternal nephew of David fitzGerald, the Bishop of St David's and a grandson of Gerald de Windsor (alias FitzWalter),[2] Constable of Pembroke Castle, and Nest the daughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr. Through their mother, Angharad, Gerald and his siblings were closely related to Angharad's first cousin, Rhys ap Gruffydd, the Lord Rhys (Yr Arglwydd Rhys), and his family. Travels in Wales and Ireland[edit] Battle to become Archbishop of St David's[edit] Later life and death[edit]

John Leland (antiquary) John Leland or Leyland (13 September, c. 1503 – 18 April 1552) was an English poet and antiquary.[2][3][4] Leland has been described as "the father of English local history and bibliography".[5] His Itinerary provided a unique source of observations and raw materials for many subsequent antiquaries, and introduced the county as the basic unit for studying the local history of England, an idea that has been influential ever since. Between 1526 and 1528, Leland proceeded to Paris, studying along with many fellow expatriates, both English and German. His original plan to study in Italy, too, never succeeded.[2] Leland honed his skills at composing Latin poetry and sought the acquaintance of humanist scholars whom he much admired, such as Guillaume Budé and Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples. By 1529, Leland had returned to England. In the 1530s and 1540s, the royal library was reorganised to accommodate hundreds of books that were previously kept in monastic collections.

William Cobbett Early life and military career: 1763–1791[edit] William Cobbett's birthplace William Cobbett was born in Farnham, Surrey, on 9 March 1763, the third son of George Cobbett (a farmer and publican) and Anne Vincent.[1] He was taught to read and write by his father, and first worked as a farm labourer at Farnham Castle. He returned to England with his regiment, landing at Portsmouth 3 November 1791, and obtained discharge from the army on 19 December 1791. France and the United States: 1792–1800[edit] He was first at Wilmington, then Philadelphia by the Spring of 1793. Cobbett also campaigned against the eminent physician and abolitionist Dr. Political Register[edit] Cobbett opposed attempts in the House of Commons to bring in Bills against boxing and bull-baiting, writing to William Windham on 2 May 1804 that the Bill "goes to the rearing of puritanism into a system".[7] Prison: 1810–1812[edit] Contemporary engraving of Cobbett in prison, captioned "The Hampshire Hog in the Pound" Legacy[edit]

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